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Speaker: Pastor Keith Goullette
Theme: Church Life
Thesis: Let’s Cleanse Ourselves
Scripture Text: II Corinthians 6:11-7:1 (next week: II Corinthians 7:2-11)
I. Open Hearts - v. 11-13
II. Opposites - v. 14-16
III. Obedient - v. 17-18—7:1
You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.
II CORINTHIANS 7:3
I do not speak to condemn you, for I have said before that you are in our hearts to die together and to live together.
Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.
I PETER 1:15-16
But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
SCRIPTURE TEXT—II CORINTHIANS 6:11-7:1
Our mouth has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians, our heart is opened wide. You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections. Now in a like exchange—I speak as to children—open wide to us also. Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said,
“I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. “Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. “And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty.
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Sermon length: 35:24